How to make the fleeting sakura last a little longer? Add them to your beauty kit…
Twilight Cherry Blossom Silk Lipstick by Tatcha
Inspired by Kyoto’s cherry blossoms, and the glow of the riverside lanterns reflecting on the delicate pink flowers, this petal-soft lipstick includes silk and cherry blossom extracts, and a hint of 23-karat gold for a touch of glamor.
Sakura Shampoo by Rinren
RinRen is a local natural cosmetics brand that uses only Japanese plants as ingredients. For this limited-edition Sakura Shampoo, launched in mid-February, they’ve used four different types of sakura extracts. It’s free from silicone, parabens, artificial fragrances or colors, and animal ingredients.
Porefinist2 Sakura Refreshing Cleansing Oil by Shu Uemura
This is the newest cleansing oil from Shu Uemura, released on March 1, and contains extracts from real sakura petals harvested by hand in Iwate Prefecture. It’s also infused with sakura sake extract, giving it a double dose of cleansing and rejuvenating power. The texture is lightweight and it contains the smallest oil molecules, so it manages to wash off even the most stubborn makeup.
¥3,000 (150ml), ¥8,000 (450ml), www.shuuemura.jp
Japanese Cherry Blossom Strawberry Kiss Eau de Toilette by The Body Shop
Launched in late February, this deliciously floral eau de toilette, which is beautifully packaged in a retro-style perfume bottle, is infused with cherry blossom extract and features juicy notes of strawberries, pink peony and amber.
¥3,780 (50ml), www.the-body-shop.co.jp
Yokohama Yoshino Cherry Tree Konjac Soap by Konnyaku Shabon
This squishy cleanser is made from the konjac plant (aka konnyaku potato), known for helping to manage diabetes and constipation, and improving skin health. These soaps, which have a jelly-like texture and foam generously, come in a variety of colors featuring different ingredients, but this month we’ve got our eye on the pink one with cherry blossom extract to help repair the skin.
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